Violent hailstorms hit France, catastrophic agricultural damage reported

Violent hailstorms hit France, catastrophic agricultural damage reported

Violent hailstorms swept through southeastern France on June 15 and 16, 2019, causing significant infrastructural and agricultural damage. One person was killed in the town of Taninges, Haute-Savoie department of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The storm brought…

Severe thunderstorms, large hail and at least one tornado hit France

Severe thunderstorms, large hail and at least one tornado hit France

Severe thunderstorms coming from Spain to the Pyrénées Orientales and Aude have affected southern France on January 6 and 7, 2018, producing heavy rain, large hail and at least one tornado. More than 70 homes were damaged and one person injured. This…

Intense thunderstorm floods central France, 1 missing

Intense thunderstorm floods central France, 1 missing

A powerful thunderstorm dumped very heavy rain over parts of central France Tuesday afternoon, June 13, 2017, causing severe flash floods. At least one person is missing, presumed dead. Houses were submerged, vehicles swept away, and roads blocked by fallen trees…

250 000 homes without power after powerful storm hits France

250 000 homes without power after powerful storm hits France

A powerful storm hit France's southwestern coast early Saturday, February 4, 2017, downing trees and power lines and leaving more than 250 000 homes without power. This is the second storm to hit France since Thursday. The third one, less intense, is expected on…

Ex-hurricane “Bertha” arrives to Europe

Ex-hurricane “Bertha” arrives to Europe

After the second named storm of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Tropical Storm "Bertha", lashed the Caribbean it drifted away, quickly intensified and became hurricane on August 4, 2014. Bertha has significantly weakened since then but soon